By Lizzie Weakley  Building a home can be a fun, exciting project that offers many benefits upon completion, but it takes a lot of forethought and planning to ensure a successful build. You may be ready to dive right into your home addition project, but there are a few things you'll need before you can begin. Here are five things you absolutely must have before...

By Claudia Larsen In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How To Stop Wasting Money on Online Leads”—panelists Samantha Knoerr, COO and master coach for the Christy Buck Team; Melanie Ehrlich, diamond level sales partner for the Christy Buck Team; and Mary Caroline Owen, marketing associate, outbound demand generation for BoomTown, discuss...

By Brooke Chaplin  There are many reasons why one may want to increase the value of their home. Perhaps you want to sell your home and downsize, or maybe you want to make home additions or improve its efficiency. Regardless of the reason, there are many ways to increase the value of your home. In this post, we will help you learn proven ways to consider if you want...

By Dixie Somers  Raccoons aren't the cleanest of creatures, so there will usually be visible signs if you have one in your home. Omnivorous, dexterous and clever, these masked bandits can cause a lot of destruction in their search for food. They are also vectors for disease and pose an infectious risk to your family and pets. Raccoons are most likely to infiltrate...

By Rachelle Wilber As you are preparing to sell your home, you are filled with anticipation about the possibilities. You could be making a tidy profit or excited about finding your dream home. Yet along the way, it is crucial you take a few steps before you actually list your home for sale. If you want to emerge from the sale with more money in your pockets and fewer...

By Anica Oaks  Some features can have you on the fence when shopping for a home. If you're looking at a home with a yard but aren't quite sure you want one, there are a few extra things you'll want to keep in mind before making your decision. Here are three things to ponder before making an offer. Maintenance and Upkeep
If you're looking for a low-maintenance...

By Hannah Whittenly When you move into a home that has been previously occupied, some of the items and equipment may be outdated, or in need of repair or replacement. To ensure your home is safe and running smoothly, and guarantee you don’t end up in a money pit, here is some of the equipment you may need to replace to get you up and running in your new home. Air...

By Anica Oaks  You might think buying you forever home and buying a home that fits you now are two ways of saying the same thing. After all, doesn’t everyone want to buy a home that will be their perfect long-term abode? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Thinking about buying your forever home means considering your future needs as well as your present circumstances....

By Paige Brown In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How to Become a Modern Brokerage”—panelists Lane Hornung, CEO and co-founder of zavvie; Leslie Cato, CEO and team leader of Keller Williams Elite; and Jamie Huggins, licensed broker and Director of Career Advancement at ERA Davis & Linn, discuss what it takes to become a modern...

By Dixie Somers  Preparing your home for winter is an important task that you surely don't want to put off. Cold weather, snow and ice can severely damage your home if you don't take steps to prepare for it. Be sure to complete these five important tasks to winterize your home before the cold weather sets in. Trim Your Tree Branches
If you have trees...